18th Salzburg Europe Summit: Visions for Europe – Expectations and Reality
The topic of the panel “Investing in the Regions of the Western Balkans” was the investment climate in this region. Representatives from business and politics from the regions of the Western Balkans presented their thoughts, experience and possibilities that this European region offers for potential investors.
Jelena Tadić, Executive Director of PPP Investment Belgrade, highlited the opportunities for the investors, using the PPP model, and explained the investment climate in Serbia.
She noted that today, more than ever before, we need private initiatives and the use of private capital, especially through PPP model, to overcome challenges in the public sector and reach sustainable development goals defined by the United Nations in 2015.
Mrs. Tadić discussed about PPP projects in Serbia and said that many of small projects that are realized have solved numerous communal problems throughout Serbia and by “small projects” she referred to their financial value, but their economic value to the local population is incomparably higher. “Those are the projects such as the ones in the field of public lighting, production of heating energy from renewable energy sources and natural gas, public passenger transport, municipal waste management projects, the maintenance of streets and roads and many others”, she pointed out.
Jelena also added that PPP projects are particularly attractive for investment, apart from satisfying the public interest, because of the safety of the private partner in terms of fee collection that is regulated by a special Law on Commercial Transactions and no delays have been recorded so far.
Mrs. Tadić concluded that the good legal framework, support from financial institutions (EBRD, EIB, IFC and commercial banks) and positive investment climate are the key elements that make investments in Serbia very attractive.
6th UNECE International PPP Forum, Barcelona
Executive Director of PPP Investment Ltd, Jelena Tadić, was the panelist on the 6th UNECE International PPP Forum that has been held in Barcelona.
“The main impression of the Forum is the need for a new methodology for the preparation and evaluation of #ppp projects, which has been recognized and developed by #UNECE. It is a methodology based on the principle of “value for people” instead of “value for money”. It is designed to meet the challenges and needs of citizens, and is not limited solely to current costs, but to the necessary values”, said Ms. Tadić.
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